Snohomish County Author Events and Poetry Readings

The events listed here are dependent on the approval of each jurisdiction to enter the corresponding phase of the governor’s four-phase reopening plan. Events can be canceled or postponed. Check with each site for the latest information.

Garth Stein and Matthew Southworth: Sno-Isle Libraries present a talk with the author and illustrator of the graphic novel series “The Cloven” at 6.30 p.m. on June 16 via Zoom. Garth Stein and Matthew Southworth collaborated on the action-packed story of a goat-hoofed mutant from the Pacific Northwest. Stein is the author of several books, including “The Art of Racing in the Rain” and “A Sudden Light”. Southworth is an artist known for his work on “Stumptown”, the comedy series behind the television drama of the same name. This event is part of the Sno-Isle Open Book virtual series. A Zoom link will be emailed after registration. More than

Peter Moe: Edmonds Bookstore presents a talk with the author of “Touch this Leviathan” at 6 p.m. on June 17 via Facebook Live. “Touching This Leviathan” asks how we might come to know the unknowable – in this case, whales, animals so large but so elusive, revealing just a back shard, a glimpse of a fluke or a breach in the eye. ‘a fraction of a second before diving. . Drawing on biology, theology, natural history, literature, and writing studies, Moe offers a deep dive into the alluring and intangible mysteries of Earth’s largest mammal. More than

Donna Barba Higuera: Sno-Isle Libraries Presents Lecture with Intermediate Book Author “Lupe Wong will not dance” at 10 a.m. on June 18 via Zoom. “Lupe Wong Won’t Dance” is full of complicated situations and a Mexican-Chinese heroine who copes with her mistakes one bad decision at a time. The book was shortlisted for a Pura Belpre Honor Award, Best Books for Youth List by the American Library Association and Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. This event is part of the Sno-Isle Open Book virtual series. A Zoom link will be emailed after registration. More than

Kizzie Jones and Scott Ward: The Neverending Bookshop presents a conference with the author and illustrator of “Dachshunds in costumes” at 2 p.m. on July 10 via Zoom. The picture book is a great story about dachshunds who decide to dress up and then stay that way! Jones and Ward also collaborated on the great tales “How Dachshunds Came To Be” and “A Dachshund and a Pelican”. Email [email protected] to get the Zoom link. More than


Steve K. Bertrand: The author of Mukilteo has released a new collection of poetry: “Old Neanderthals” is a collection of 1000 haikus on life in the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published 26 collections of poetry, three history books and five children’s books. Bertrand is a running teacher and trainer at Cascade High School in Everett. More information on

Shannon Kennedy: Josie Malone is the pseudonym of Shannon Kennedy. Granite Falls author posted “Family skeletons” – his third book in the series “Baker City: Hearts and Haunts”. She describes the series as paranormal military romances with a kick. A former army reservist, Kennedy teaches riding lessons at Horse County Farm and teaches locals in several districts. More information on

Carole G. Barton: Its goal is to help 1 million pupils who have difficulty reading. “The adventure of friendship” is the story of a mouse named Bruno who goes on an adventure to make a friend. The chapter book – illustrated by Andre V. Ordonez when he was 12 – is intended to teach struggling readers about friendship, problem solving, emotional intelligence, social skills, and speaking. Barton is a speech-language pathologist at Sunnyside Elementary School in Marysville. This is the first book by author Snohomish. More information on

Nova McBee: History is not made – it is calculated. Edmonds author’s first novel “Calculated” is the title track from the new YA label, Wise Wolf Books. Set in Shanghai and Seattle, McBee’s novel is a grainy, modern blend of “The Count of Monte Cristo” and “Mission Impossible”. It is about revenge and forgiveness, loss and identity, intelligence over brutality, and the triumph of law over force. More information on

Roy K. Brown: “Awakened from oblivion” is the first novel by the author of Everett. The story takes place in Darrington and Seattle: Lester and Polly June have been dumped in the scrapyard of broken souls. With the help of a Native American Spiritual Guide, their chance encounter begins a journey toward becoming more of them than they could ever have imagined. The story takes turns and turns, ultimately turning into a mass murder. Brown’s writings have been published by the Washington Blues Society and the American Institute of Inspectors. The retired real estate appraiser and home inspector devotes time every day to writing and developing the story. Email [email protected] for more information.

Yvonne werttemberger: from Werttemberger “Sarah, Blake and Salt: an adventure in the desert” – illustrated by Annabelle Yedinak is a mid-level novel set in Seattle. What begins as a normal spring break becomes a mystery when a brother and sister find themselves in the California desert, hundreds of miles from home and with no return. Werttemberger, of Langley, began writing the book for young readers after suffering a broken hip, finishing it during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on

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